Quarterly Journal

SAHR Journal

First published in 1921, the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research (JSAHR) is one of the premier journals of military history. It is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.

The Honorary Editor, Andrew Cormack welcomes Articles, Communications and Documents on any aspect of the history of the British Army including the Militia and Volunteer Forces, and armies levied by the Crown in earlier times or land forces in the countries of the Commonwealth and the former British Empire. It is a journal of record, publishing a wide range of papers on subjects as diverse as military campaigns, war and society, uniforms and weapons, and military art and architecture. All articles are peer reviewed and are abstracted in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.

As part of the society mission to promote army historical research the JSAHR also has an ongoing commitment to publishing primary sources. Thus regularly includes critical editions of letters and diaries from all periods, as well as a selection of personal military memoirs and reminiscences.


There is a searchable online contents list for each Journal published since 2007. Earlier Journals are now available to members on JSTOR which is accessible through the Sign-in link at the top of each page, if you are a member but do not have an account please contact the Honorary Membership Secretary, Christopher D. Palmer at, who can create an account for you.

Sample Journal Articles

Three recent articles representative of the range and content of the SAHR's journal are available as samples for prospective members:

'How Far Was the Loyalty of Muslim Soldiers in the Indian Army More in Doubt than Usual During the First World War?' by Philip Stigger

'Some Notes on the Raising and Origins of Colonel John Okey's Regiment of Dragoons, March to June, 1645' by Stephen Ede-Borrett

'The Development of the Rifle Volunteer Movement in Manchester' by Robert Bonner


Please see our Guide for Contributors.